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  1. 1.) Which part of your game needs the most work? 2.) Is there any player (EFL or NFL) that you look up to? 3.) What's the weirdest thing you've seen in the locker room so far? 4.) What's your pre-game meal of choice?
  2. Dude is talking trash. Something funny that rhymes with trash. ....trash Is what they are. I'm bad at this help. @CptMatt @11 Eleven @HuddleHussy @DilIsPickle @Abaddon @OnMyWings @AndrewWarren13 @Wheaties @solas @Cornholio @Jetsqb101 @chemicalfire @diamond_ace @Jmgia64 @DeathOnReddit @hedgehog337
  3. Welcome back to EFL as Eternal! In this edition, we've got one new mechanic (or rather, a twist on a mechanic that was previously covered back in episode 7), and a handful of new interactions that have be added or expanded upon in the most recent set. Let's get right into it! Previous Episodes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Championship Special, 8, Freshman Rankings Special As mentioned in the teaser, we have a new twist on an old mechanic! To review, Merchants (which I've thematically called General Managers here) allow you to trade a card from your hand for one in your Market (called Locker Room here) that corresponds to the influence of the merchant (i.e. a fire merchant can only get fire cards). As you can see here, Doak Grizzly has both fire and shadow influence, so he can trade for either a fire or a shadow card (and it doesn't have to be a single influence card; a card with say both shadow and time influence would be eligible). The catch here though is that the dual influence of the Merchant (General Manager) means that your Market (Locker Room) is changed to a Black Market (Practice Squad). The difference is that none of the cards in your Practice Squad can be in your main deck at all. You gain the versatility of drawing from 2 different influences at the cost of not being able to run the cards in your main deck. Given the number of cards that are now in the game, it's not a huge drawback for a lot of decks, though there are some that would opt to stick with the single influence ones. While trying to figure out new things to bring to these articles, I noticed a new trend that had some cards that were stronger than their costs indicate, but with a significant drawback. Matthew Stanton here is an example of this. A 3/3 for 2 cost (especially for a single influence) is already quite strong, and flying on top of that is very strong. The downside here is that without a Quarterback on the field, Stanton can't attack. Now a 3/3 flyer in the early game is still useful as a blocker if nothing else, but you're really going to want to push that tempo advantage while you have it, which makes Stanton a bit difficult to use. Much like his EFL counterpart, Stanton is a great talent, but as a receiver he still lives or dies on the strength of his Quarterback. If a 2 cost 3/3 with a single influence is strong, then it follows that a 3 cost 2/2 with double influence would be weak, no? Well not exactly. Once again, Flying is a good boost to value, and Warp can give you a bit of card advantage when you can play Dewey Jackson off the top of your deck. The important line here is his ability to buff other units, which shows how Jackson's presence makes his team better around him. Alone Jackson isn't anything special, but with a good set of teammates, he can give you a big return on the value. Another theme I've noticed recently is units that have alternate forms of removal evasion. Teppei Renomitsu here has a complete immunity to any spells or curses directly played on him by the enemy, which is similar to having an Aegis that never goes away. Of course, it's not quite the same since he can still be effected by full board effect spells as well as any effects from an enemy unit. Still, much like in the EFL, Renomitsu is one tough player to take down. Finally, we come to one of the biggest things to come from this set: triple faction support. While there were a handful of 3+ faction cards before, this set really start pushing tri-factions as a standard. Theremin McCracken fits the bill here as a top end finisher. Although he's a base 3/3, it's effectively 4/4 given that he plays a curse upon summon. Flying and Aegis alone make it tough to stop him if you don't have a Flying unit yourself, and Lifesteal on top of that means that even if you do, McCracken is going to help stabilize your health regardless. Some cheap curses would help boost McCracken and other units to high stat levels in a hurry, and Poor Practice Facilities in itself is not insignificant either. If you can't stop McCracken right away, the game can get out of hand in a hurry. Champaign Harlotte is McCracken's teammate on the Brigade, and here he is with a cheap curse to help further his agenda. With the push for tri-factions, we got a line of cheap cards from each faction that grant influence from a pair of other factions (in this case, we have a primal card that can provide either justice or shadow influence when played). This makes the card useful in the early game as a form of fixing, and when you get to the end game, you can play this after McCracken hits the board to trigger his effects. As for the curse itself, giving an opposing unit Reckless is nice since you can force a unit that may not have wanted to attack into swinging into a situation where it gets blocked and killed. It's not perfect for every situation, but 1-cost psuedo-removal is nothing to sneeze at. It's also representative of how Harlotte can lure an opponent into thinking his man has him beat before coming out of nowhere to shut the pass down. Like usual, we end on a spell, this time featuring the twins Porom and Palom Mysidia. It's a fairly straight forward board sweeper, dealing 2 damage to all units on the board. The twist is that you can spend an extra 2 and exhaust a pair of units (thematically, the "twins" casting the spell) to boost the damage against the enemies. While simple, the versatility of this sweeper makes it very good as a way to stabilize against aggro decks, especially token based ones. @Wally @Sonnet @Tater_Tot @Renomitsu @chemicalfire @SwagSloth @diamond_ace
  4. This was probably about as ideal of a sim I could hope for.
  5. Yeah speed would help a lot for volume. Tackling also helps but I'd focus on Speed more.
  6. This might be the first (maybe second time) that both my players have scored in the same game.
  7. Last season we rolled out our inaugural Hall of Fame class (congratulations once again to Marcus Johnson, Trey Masters, and Tyler Barabash!), and this season we have a new batch of hopefuls looking to join them! New to the nominations this time around is the Special Teams candidate. We decided that Kickers would never really compare to other offensive players favorably, so in order to give them a fair shake at immortality we added a separate category for Special Teams. Now let's take a look at the nominees! Offense: QB Mike Boss @Boss Mike Boss was the original super star quarterback. Despite being an 11th round pick in the inaugural draft (the 8th quarterback off the board), Boss blew the doors off the entire league by leading the league in everything in season 1 (most yards, highest completion percentage, most touchdowns, & fewest interceptions) en route to winning league MVP and an EFL Championship. His 31 touchdown passes that season was an EFL record during his entire 5 season career, and he won 4 consecutive Quarterback of the Year awards to start his career. QB Nnamdi Okolocha @evryday Another quarterback who stepped away from the game in his prime, Nnamdi Okolocha is the current record holder for most passing yards (5,218) and most passing touchdowns (51) in a single season. A 3 time Quarterback of the Year winner, Okolocha ranks top 3 all time in career passing yards, passing touchdowns, and completions. He also left the game in style, setting that passing touchdowns record in his final season and winning his only MVP award in the process. WR Brady Stropko @Bushito Brady Stropko was one of the EFL's first premier receivers. Stropko was the first player to reach 10,000 career receiving yards, and at the time of his retirement, was the career leader in both receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. While he could never quite win a championship, Stropko won a Wide Receiver of the Year award in his 7th season thanks to a career high 1,585 receiving yards and a then EFL record 16 receiving touchdowns. Defense: LB Quentin Harrison @MWHazard Quentin Harrison may go down as the most decorated linebacker of all time. He is the only player to win 3 Linebacker of the Year & Defensive Player of the Year awards, and he also won 3 EFL Championships in the process. Harrison is the career leader in total sacks with 138, and he also holds the record for most in one season with 31. DB Vontae Peterson Jr. @GoodLeftUndone Vontae Peterson Jr. was the first defensive player ever drafted in the EFL, and his versatility in the secondary was unmatched. VPJ started his career by co-winning the EFL's first Cornerback of the Year award, then became the first secondary player to win a Defensive Player of the Year award in his 5th season, where he won his first of two Safety of the Year awards. With his time split between Los Angeles and Miami, VPJ won an incredible 4 EFL Championships over his 9 year career. CB Ivan Zamora @evryday Ivan Zamora was the standard for Cornerbacks in the early years of the EFL. Zamora won 3 Cornerback of the Year awards over 8 seasons, all with the Miami Neptune, and he was key in both of Miami's Championship runs. He saved the best for last, winning Defensive Player of the Year in his farewell season. Many players say they want to go out on top; Zamora actually achieved it. Special Teams: K Bryce Larkin @Green Bryce Larkin was the long time offensive backbone of the Miami Neptune. He is the career leader in just about every kicking counting stat, and he won 4 consecutive Kicker of the Year awards. Larkin was a 3 time EFL Champion, with the final one coming thanks to Larkin kicking a game winning field goal in overtime on the last game he would ever play. Please give all our nominees a big round of applause, and watch out at the end of the season to find out who is joining the Hall of Fame!
  8. At the moment I am not, but I will let you know if a spot opens up.
  9. Week 5 Notre Dame Alabama LSU Miami Week 6 Alabama Miami Notre Dame Oregon Week 7 Texas Miami LSU Oregon
  10. Sounds like he's shooting blanks.
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